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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #165 on: December 10, 2017, 09:52:29 pm »
Hi,

Does anybody have the track height to hand (from baseboard). I’m trying to work out what the platform height should be. I know it’s 6mm from top of rail to platform but I don’t have the baseboard to top of rail measurement for Unitrack.

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #166 on: December 10, 2017, 09:58:30 pm »
Hi,

Does anybody have the track height to hand (from baseboard

7mm   (I just measured a couple of bits on my workbench, I got between 6.95mm and 7.07mm)
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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #167 on: December 10, 2017, 10:02:52 pm »

7mm   (I just measured a couple of bits on my workbench, I got between 6.95mm and 7.07mm)

Thanks. 12mm MDF it is then! With a bit of something to prop it up a mm.
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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #168 on: February 09, 2018, 08:19:36 am »
The Double Y junction shown below is part of the layout plan for Bexhill West and Beyond


which is to be built using Kato track with DCC Control.

The question is does this diagram below work electrically?



I am assuming that the Kato X15 crossings at X1, X2 and X3 do not need any special provision for frog isolation or to get power to the far side of the crossing.

This statement from Sumida Crossing website supports this assumption

http://www.sumidacrossing.org/ModelTrains/TrackandRoadbed/KatoUnitrack/UnitrackSwitchesEtc/

‘There are two separate versions of this: the X15R and X15L. In the X15R, the longer segment diverges to the right as you move along the 186mm segment (and the X15L diverges to the left, of course).

Both routes are electrically isolated (both rails) from each other, but do not block current along the route (i.e., a power feed to the rails is only needed on one side of each route).’

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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #169 on: February 10, 2018, 07:45:41 am »
 :bump: Is there anyone with any thoughts :hmmm: on the above post #168
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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #170 on: February 10, 2018, 10:10:00 am »
I can’t see why it wouldn’t work. Is the idea that the locos return up the same track when it hits the reverser, or is the point automatically switched.
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Re: Kato Unitrack System
« Reply #171 on: February 10, 2018, 12:10:56 pm »
I can’t see why it wouldn’t work. Is the idea that the locos return up the same track when it hits the reverser, or is the point automatically switched.

The ultimate goal is full automation, such that any train proceeding to or leaving from Bexhill West Station situated to the R/H side of the crossover, can use any track and can become either an Up or Down train. All Turnouts will be selected and switched automatically under the dictates of the timetable.

Hence the reason for two separate Auto Reversers in the sections between T1/T2 and the Crossover on the right.

I am just trying to get confirmation that the concept for the wiring is sound before track laying begins.

We may temporarily replace the two auto reversers with DPCO switches wired for polarity reversal to test on DC and prove that the power is at all parts of the track.
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